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Aquino won’t heed bishops, to keep DAR chief

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

He may be under fire from Catholic bishops, but Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes isn’t going anywhere.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Only lawmakers can scrap pork, says Abad

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: Clueless

The Catholic bishops are barking up the wrong tree.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catholic bishops: ‘Do more for the poor’


Two days before President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address, Catholic bishops asked him to show how the country’s economic growth would benefit the poor and the jobless.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Revamp DAR, 78 bishops urge Aquino


After going head to head with the Aquino administration over the reproductive health measure, the country’s Catholic bishops are taking issue with the government on another one of their obsessions.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Anti-RH lawmakers accuse 4 Palace officials of lobbying during voting

Roxas : I take the MRT when traffic gets unruly. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—What clinched the vote for the reproductive health bill at the House of Representatives?   Four key emissaries of President Aquino were conspicuously present at the South Lounge of the Batasan building and stayed on until every vote was cast—and counted—in favor of passing House Bill No. 4244 on second reading, the Inquirer has [...]

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops welcome Corona decision to testify at impeachment trial

Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo. INQUIRER photo

Several Catholic bishops on Wednesday welcomed Chief Justice Renato Corona’s decision to appear at his impeachment trial and shed light on his alleged $10 million in foreign currency deposits.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops laud President Aquino on Charter change

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A ranking Catholic prelate on Saturday lauded President Aquino’s recent pronouncement that a rewriting of the Constitution was not a priority of his administration.

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

2 bishops express alarm over gov’t mining plan


Two Catholic bishops on Wednesday expressed alarm over plans of the government to take over old mining sites in the country, saying that such a move would lead to further destruction of the environment and livelihood of fishermen. “Mining will destroy our country and again, for faulty gain,” Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said over Church-run [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Street of Sin ‘consecrated’ on Wednesday


Welcome to the street of Sin. Marking the 83rd birth anniversary of the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, Catholic bishops and city officials today (Wednesday) will lead rites renaming a Mandaluyong street after the legendary prelate.

Posted: August 31st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bishops tell Gloria Macapagal Arroyo: It’s time to explain

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What about you, madam? Reeling from scandal, several Catholic bishops on Tuesday said it was time for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to divulge what she knew about the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds. Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez, former Novaliches Bishop Teodoro Bacani and Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos said the [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay defends bishops who received cash from charity agency

PRO-RH RALLY Kenneth Keng, a leading supporter of the RH bill, wears a bishop’s robe and hat with a cardboard Pajero during Monday’s celebration of World Population Day.   NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Vice President Jejomar Binay has taken up the cudgels for Catholic bishops who received financial and other forms of assistance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during the Arroyo administration. Binay told reporters over the weekend that “there’s a presumption” that PCSO funds would be used by the bishops to serve their poor parishioners. [...]

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CBCP apologizes for SUVs

Bishop Nereo Odchimar. INQUIRER file photo

A contrite Church hierarchy on Monday apologized for its involvement in the controversy at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in which seven bishops received funds from the state-run charity agency for the purchase of SUV and other vehicles during the Arroyo administration. “Our Mother Church has been deeply wounded by the controversies in the [...]

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bishops to answer as group: Our conscience is clear


The bishops appear to be circling their wagons in time for the Senate inquiry starting Wednesday into luxury vehicles allegedly given to some Catholic bishops. “We will answer as a group,” Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos told the Inquirer by phone, referring to the other bishops who were named by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
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  • Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  • Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover
  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Lifestyle

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  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Entertainment

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  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
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  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

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  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
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  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
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